I don't crave sweets most days, however it seems after dinner, later in the evenings, that is when I want just a bit of sweets. I try to always eat fruit but sometimes, I give in and eat a couple of small cookies, or a mini size mint patty. I have struggled a bit last week, because of the two birthdays in my family.
I plan to do better in the days ahead.
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Starting week 2 challenge today. Emotions trigger my sweet tooth so this week I need to work on maintaining a positive attitude and try not to let little things get to me. Once I become too tired or depressed the sugar monster raises its ugly head in the form of anything chocolate. So I need to safe guard against fatigue, depression and negative self talk.
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Way to go! What I do is have Stevia in the house and that really helps I do not need anything in my coffee but that (I only drink coffee a few times a month). I sweeten with it and I keep the dark chocolate 70% or more and that really helps. I will also make a smoothie alot of nights. I use ice, frozen non sweetened fruit (or fresh) and then lactose free skim milk (sometimes a spoonful of slow churned ice cream and/or sugarfree caramel) and then blend in blender.
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Way to go! I also have that stash of squares, and it's a great way to satisfy yourself with some control. Another thing to think about is, are you craving something sweet, or are you craving a "treat"? Sometimes we just want to comfort ourselves or have a nice finish to the day, and we're used to thinking of sweets as that reward. What about a cup of decaf with some full half and half? The 40 cals from the half/half is better than all the sugars of a sweet treat!
I've been without my biggest trigger - soda - for almost two weeks now. It's been a lot easier than I thought it would be.
However, I'm still struggling with my need for something sweet - cakes, cookies and especially chocolate.
I've tried to avoid these triggers by keeping sweets out of the house. I do, however, keep what I call my emergency stash of chocolate squares. When I get a craving, first I try to give it some time - see if I can wait it out. If I can't, I try some fruit first, and a lot of time that solves it. If I've waited, and it still hasn't gone away, I do reach for one of my chocolate squares. They're individually wrapped, and it's dark chocolate, so it's a little better for me.
It has improved - it used to be that I could sit down and eat a whole bag of these chocolate squares, and now it's been two weeks and the majority of the bag is still there.
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